Behdienkhlam

Behdienkhlam is a regional holiday in the state of Meghalaya, India, and it is observed after the sowing period in the month of July each year.

Behdienkhlam is a harvest festival, and is one of the important dance festivals of the Jaintia tribe in Meghalaya. The word "Behdienkhlam" means to get rid of the evil spirits. On the festival, young men traditionally beat the roof of houses with bamboo poles to drive away the plague and disease, also to pray the lord for a bumper harvest.

In 2021, Behdienkhlam is observed on July 11, 2021.

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